2005 Audi A6 Owners Manual – When the 6th-technology Audi A6 (we’re checking 5000s and 100/200s to become pieces of the A6 household) appeared in the U.S. at the end of 2004, we had been occupied with the lusty V-8 A6 Quattro 4.2. Following streets and evaluation checks of the 335-hewlett packard V-8 version, it would have made an appearance to our own readers which we were actually disregarding the significantly less-effective V-6 variation. We weren’t. The truth is, we ordered a 2005 A6 3.2 Quattro for our own long term test fleet to shake lower Audi’s new direct-injection V-6 above 40,000 miles.
The 3.1-liter V-6 (it’s also available in the small A4) is a greatly modified model of Audi’s before 3.-liter and 2.8-liter all-aluminium 60-degree V-6 engines. To protect yourself from confusion, we should mention that Audi cell phone calls it a 3.2-liter, nevertheless it is, at 3123 cubic centimeters, a 3.1-liter engine. It might appear as if the new six’s four valves for every cylinder are a retrograde phase versus the 5 various-device-per-cylinder layout of the 3.-liter that preceded it, but the new engine receives Audi’s straight gasoline-injection system (FSI) which allows a astonishing 12.5:1 compression ratio; the prior half a dozen got a 10.:1 pressure rate. By having an more 147 cubic centimeters of displacement and the more squish in the combustion chamber, the direct-injection six sets out 255 horse power at 6500 rpm (35 more horses than previously) and 243 lb-toes of torque at an easily accessible 3250 rpm. By the way, the new six has 5 a lot more horse power than the discontinued 2.7-liter dual-turbocharged V-6 that accustomed to fill the space involving the base V-6 and the V-8.
Our Canyon Reddish colored A6 3.2 Quattro came in the spring season of 2005, and we appreciated the handsome internal and external styling, despite its unfashionably small 16-” alloy rims. We select the small tires since of our knowledge of the Sport package on V-8 A6s. The package’s 18-inches rims look good, but the organization suspension and big wheels bring about a challenging ride. We need to have prefered the stand-alone 17-inch wheels, which we felt could have been a nice affect in between style and journey comfort. For 2006, A6s built with Quattro all-wheel travel get 17-inches tires standard – base front-wheel-drive A6s soldier up with the 16-inchers. Additional options on our tester incorporated a menu process ($1500), top quality leather upholstery ($1000), rear car parking devices ($350), and a Premium package of sunroof, xenon front lights, Bose stereo, and timber inside trim ($3000). We didn’t check off of the heated-seating choice, and once winter season arrived, we regretted that determination. The A6 totaled $51,770, which is a husband and wife lavish lower than a comparably prepared 2006 A6 would cost.
In spite of the diminutive tires, the A6 jogged up a remarkable 4500 kilometers in the very first month. Prior to we recognized it, the car’s laptop or computer was demanding a services end, at 5000 miles. In that pay a visit to, issues about clicking noises provided by the engine were actually identified to get part of the typical functioning of the FSI. Remain outside an idling A6 3.2, and the engine ticks as the higher-strain injectors apply into the cylinders. We’ve noticed that Volkswagen and Audi’s other FSI engine, the 2.-liter turbo 4 in the A3 and GTI, tends to make a similar audio while idling. We drove off from the car dealership without paying a dollar for your assistance; at the time, Audi didn’t demand for planned maintenance during the a number of-year/50,000-mile guarantee time – but Audi is decreasing the free assistance for 2007. Following that first stop at 5000 miles, the A6 essential support each and every 10,000 a long way. Since we didn’t pay for any of the prevents, we protected about $800 around 40,000 a long way.
As a highway cruiser, our A6 was a favorite amid staffers. Logbook items compensated tribute to the secure seating, supple trip, peaceful and superbly designed cabin, and 21.1-gallon reservoir which allows nearly 500 mls well before requiring a refill. Above 40,000 kilometers, we averaged 23 mpg. It wasn’t well before the A6 essential a 15,000-mile services. No troubles were noted, and following an oil alter and comprehensive inspection, we had been sent on our way.
In fact, the A6 had did start to draw some criticism, however it was absolutely nothing the car dealership could repair. Gripes about the annoying iDrive-like single-button control, called Multi Multimedia Program, began to load the logbook. Audi’s interpretation of a complex and we feel unnecessary strategy brings switches beside the controller knob to directly accessibility different selections (radio station, the navigation, vehicle options). Even so, we need to concede that the single-button process does actually execute complicated jobs fairly effectively. For instance, getting into a vacation spot into the optional the navigation method is extremely easy-to-use. Nonetheless, relatively simple duties these kinds of as tuning the fm radio, setting station presets, or bicycling by way of the optionally available ($550) Sirius satellite radio station stations demand a wide variety of distracting, irritating methods.